Family of 24 Year Old Civilian Killed During An Encounter Refute ‘Paid Stone-Pelter’ Theory

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali

Zahid Rashid Ganie was one of the civilians who were killed on 28th March 2017 when the government forces engaged with a militant holed inside a multi-storey palatial house at Chadoora Budgam. As soon the encounter begun the local youth from adjoining areas started pelting stones on the army and paramilitary trying to keep them away from the encounter site and give safe passage to militant who was caught in a local house. A Class 12 student, Zahid used to help his father Rashid at his shop

“Zahid was not there to pellet stones for Rs 300, he had each and every facility at home”, adds his family
Zahid was declared dead when he was taken to SMHS hospital. Medical superintendent Nazir Ahmad Choudhary said a bullet has pierced through Zahid’s neck.

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